November 29, 2018
THE GLOBAL GOALS AT NUTRIFAIR
Professor Steen Hildebrandt will be speaking at the trade fair for livestock producers about sustainable development and its perspectives for Danish agriculture
In 2015, the UN adopted 17 so-called Global Goals for sustainable global development. These goals are about issues such as energy, the climate, water, sustainable production, agriculture, partnerships, etc. and they are also highly relevant to Danish livestock producers, believes professor Steen Hildebrandt.
At NutriFair 2019 – the trade fair for livestock producers in Fredericia – this recognised author and speaker will be taking a close look at the UN’s 17 Global Goals and their perspectives.
Some people might think that the Global Goals only concern developing countries and that they have little to do with Denmark and Danish agriculture. Steen Hildebrandt disagrees completely, believing that this is, or will be, a very relevant agenda for all industries in Denmark.
- There is hardly any doubt now that agriculture in Denmark and the rest of the world faces a massive transformation with regard to factors such as organic agriculture, sustainability, animal welfare, etc, says Steen Hildebrandt.
You should give these goals some consideration
At NutriFair, he will be talking in more general terms about the Global Goals, focusing on a handful of goals that are particularly relevant to agricultural stakeholders.
- One thing I do hope that my audience will take back home with them, is some kind of reflection upon the Global Goals, both as individuals and as businesspeople. Obviously, if your daily operations involve battling lower prices, debt, environmental requirements, etc., it can be difficult to engage with global warming and other similar “big issues”.
- I am under no illusions in this regard. My approach is not about expecting farmers to just nod and agree with everything I bring to the table, but I do hope that they leave with a notion that the Global Goals aren’t so easily dismissed as nonsense, says the professor.
You can listen to what Steen Hildebrandt has to say at our conference stage on the Thursday. NutriFair will be held at MESSE C in Fredericia, on 16-17 January 2019. For more information, please visit www.nutrifair.dk.
About Steen Hildebrandt:
Steen Hildebrandt, R, Ph.D. is professor emeritus in organisation and management theory at Aarhus University’s Institute for Marketing and Organisation. He has written, edited and contributed to several hundred articles and books about organisation, management and society, including “Sustainable global development – the 17 UN Global Goals from a Danish perspective”.
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